of the glory but did you know livermore was once the premiere wine growing region in northern california? steven kent mirrassou believes it can be again. behind the label, meet a vintner with a past deeply rooted in california's wine history, yet focused on the future of livermore valley wines. my family's actually the oldest winemaking family in north america.growing grapes and making wine is in 6th generation vintner steven kent mirrassou's blood. the mirrassou family, has been making wine since 1854. 6th generation, yes. 152 years we've been doing this. today, he makes wine under the steven kent label. steven kent is my first and middle name. mirassou is a brand name owned by a different winery so we're not able to use mirassou as part of our business name. we're on the ghielmetti vineyard in livermore.while the mirrasou family grew grapes and made wine in san jose for decades, steven's father moved east to make wine in nearby livermore valley. livermore is one of the oldest wine growing regions in california.grapes were planted here in the 1840s much the same time as napa valley.